Renee Ghert-Zand


Cook the Book: Let My Children Cook

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Cook the Book: Let My Children Cook
Don’t worry if you are too tired to cook again after the Seders this Passover. Thanks to a new cookbook by Tamar Ansh, you can let the kids take over the kitchen for the rest of the weeklong holiday. They won’t necessarily prepare fancy dishes made with organic and locally sourced ingredients, but with the guidance of “Let My Children Cook!,” they’ll be able to put together some substantial meals that they — and maybe you too — will want to eat.Read More


Where Are the Israeli Female Small Business Owners?

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Renee Ghert-Zand // Israeli women network at the business conference Read More


Growing Up in a Former Synagogue Sanctuary

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Growing Up in a Former Synagogue Sanctuary
For the many people walking through New York’s Lower East Side on any given day, 70 Hester Street is just one of many historic buildings. But for 37-year-old filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski, this former synagogue is home. He grew up in the loft space on the upper two floors, which his artist parents, Thomas Nozkowski and Joyce Robins, used as their studio for 45 years until they were evicted in 2012.Read More


Israeli Beauty Queen Fights for Women

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Israeli Beauty Queen Fights for Women
Israeli beauty queen Doron Matalon is a firm believer that good things can come from bad experiences. As a soldier in December 2011, she was sexually harassed by an ultra-Orthodox man on a Jerusalem bus. Now, as the first runner-up in the recent 64th Miss Israel pageant, she plans to use her newfound fame to help advance the fight for women’s rights in her country.Read More


What To Watch at San Francisco's Jewish Food Film Fest

By Renee Ghert-Zand

What To Watch at San Francisco's Jewish Food Film Fest
If you’re very squeamish, or if you believe that Jews should eat only kosher food, then the film “Meat Hooked!” is not for you. Otherwise, you’ll find it an interesting cinematic study on the renaissance of the art of (non-kosher) butchering.Read More






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